Esther Owens

Monday, December 15, 2003

Esther Beatrice Pope Owens, 78, of Jackson passed away Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

She was born Dec. 22, 1924, in Oran, Mo., daughter of Joseph E. and Ollie M. Sheppard Pope. She and Cicero Owens were married Feb. 9, 1946. He preceded her in death on Oct. 2, 1982.

Loving survivors are three daughters and two sons-in-law, Aaron and Kay Gilbert of Metropolis, Ill., Fay and Dennis Turbeville of Patton, Mo., and Susie Fulton of Warrensburg, Mo.; one sister, Mae Rauls of St. Louis; eleven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, three sisters, and one son-in-law, Ron Fulton.

Mrs. Owens was a member of the Baptist faith. She provided day care services in her home in Jackson for many years.

Friends may call Monday, Dec. 15, between 4 and 8 p.m. at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral service will be Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Ronnie Brown officiating. Interment will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society or to the American Heart Association.